Dr. Stephen Passamaneck Honored by Jewish Law Association

Monday, December 3, 2007

The Jewish Law Association, in cooperation with HUC-JIR, honored Dr. Stephen Passamaneck on Wednesday, December 12, 2007, at the HUC-JIR/LA campus. 

A "Festschrift" (a collection of academic articles in his honor) was prepared by his many colleagues and friends, recognizing his dedicated service and contributions to this discipline. Dr. Passamaneck's connection to the College-Institute covers more than a half century of studying and teaching. 

Dr. Passamaneck is Professor of Rabbinics at HUC-JIR/Los Angeles and an esteemed senior member of the HUC-JIR faculty and campus community since 1963. His career is full of many noteworthy achievements, including the publication of several books and numerous articles and distinguished positions with the Jewish Law Association and the International Conference of Police Chaplains. 

For more information on Dr. Passamakeck, see Law and Order (PDF). 


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